Bayeux Tapestry Anniversary: First Ever British Rectangular 50p Coin

To mark the 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, the Westminster Collection (http://www.westminstercollection.com) have created a rectangular coin.

The coin is struck from 2.5g of solid 999/1000 Silver. Only 19,500 Silver Coins have ever been made.

Update: 10th October, 2016: There is also another 50p coin to commemorate this: BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/37610910

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